STEAMverse Day 6 - Hologlobe
Welcome to the ARVRinEDU Advent Calendar 2022! Our special focus this year is on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). These mini blogs will spotlight an immersive resource that can be easily implemented into the curriculum.
Hologlobe (SCIENCE, AR)
The Merge team has done it again! The Hologlobe app was originally created by Palmyra Cove Nature Park. The app is now brought to you by Merge with major upgrades, especially navigating the experiences. Our planet comes alive through augmented reality using NASA and NOAA data visualizations using near-real-time satellite imagery. From satellites orbiting the Earth to landforms to cloud formations to weather forecasts to fires and earthquakes, the Hologlobe app is full of surprises.
A consistent Merge feature is stamping the AR experience into your space. Stamp the Earth around your classroom and let the students compare the AR experiences side by side. Don’t have a Merge Cube, no problem! View the Earth in the Merge Cube, in 3D, on a flat surface (world view), or in the Merge viewer (headset). Each of these views delivers an immersive learning opportunity for our students.
With the purchase of a Merge Cube, you will get an individual 3-month subscription to the Merge EDU for FREE (a $29.99 value!). The subscription gives you access to all content in Merge EDU apps - Merge Explorer, Merge Object Viewer, and Merge HoloGlobe, and access to the learning resources found on the web-based Merge EDU dashboard.
To activate your free 3-month individual subscription, find the purple activation code inside your Merge Cube package. Then visit mergecube.com/start and follow the directions on the screen.
Steps to get started
1. Download the Hologlobe app here.
2. Sign in to your Merge account. Some content cards are locked if you don’t have a subscription.
3. View information about the planet in augmented reality layers.